Canon EOS 5D MkII Named Greatest Camera

Our friends on the other side of the office at Amateur

Photographer have been burning the midnight oil in the past couple of weeks to

bring you the definitive list of the 100 greatest cameras of all time, with

the Canon EOS 5D MkII coming out on top.

So weighty was the subject of choosing the greatest cameras

of all time, that a special supplement had to be produced and which comes free

with the latest issue of Amateur Photographer, which is in the shops from

tomorrow, 1 November.

The top 100 list was voted for by readers of the magazine

and it seems as if Canon’s high-end DSLR was the favourite – and we

can’t argue too much, having given the camera a perfect 10 out of 10 score ourselves

when we reviewed it back in 2009.

The results stem from

an online poll and in-magazine survey asking readers to give judgment on their

three greatest cameras of all time, whether it is cameras they have owned or

always dreamed of owning.

Around 15,000 votes were cast over a period of four weeks and the

results span over 110 years of photography from 1900 to present day, including point-and-shoot compacts to professional DSLRs. Listed below are the top 10 models, but,

for more information and the rest of the list, see the magazine and supplement

on sale 1 November..

 

  • 1.         Canon EOS 5D

    MkII

  • 2.         Leica M3
  • 3.         Nikon F
  • 4.         Olympus OM-1
  • 5.         Leica

    M9/M9-P

  • 6.         Canon EOS 7D
  • 7.         Olympus Trip

    35 (metal body, 1967-1984)

  • 8.         Nikon D700
  • 9.         Nikon D3s
  • 10.       Canon A1

 

Let us know in the comments below what you think of the

results of this poll.

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